As Buenos Aires celebrates August, the month of tango, and the Tango Festival and World Cup takes place, there are many related activities you can make the most of. One of our favorites is the exhibition “Women of Tango”. Not only because it takes place in one of the most beautiful cafes of our city (El Gato Negro, 1669 Corrientes Avenue) but also because it introduces great work by plastic artist Carlos Terribili, a symbol of Buenos Aires City.
Until September 7 you can enjoy this exhibition which portraits the women of tango: from the famous singers to the characters of most famous tangos (whether they’re real or fiction). The melancholic expression, the rebel look in their eyes, everything in women of tango made the special. They have to survive in a man’s world and they had to be strong and brave. That’s probably what caught the attention of the artist.
Carlos Terribili was born in Buenos Aires in 1936 and has worked as a muralist, illustrator and visual artist his whole life. He has made over 350 exhibitions around the world including countries as Mexico, Peru, the United States, Cuba and Spain, among others. He was declared “Outstanding Figure of Buenos Aires City” in 2008. Hostel Colonial strongly recommends you to visit this great exhibition in a wonderful cafe. You’ll find the essence of tango there.